Faced with public outrage and a recall petition, Jindal announced today that he has vetoed the pay raise.
Gov. Bobby Jindal reversed course Monday and vetoed a bill that would have doubled the base pay of Louisiana legislators.
Jindal announced that he was 'correcting his mistake'.
Breaking story here.
Actually, the people vetoed the raise, Jindal just belatedly put his pen to it.
Hopefully he can learn from this and develop more of a spine in standing up when he needs to.
The final paragraph of the governor's veto message says:
The Governor concluded his remarks by calling on the public to continue their close involvement in government and the political process. The Governor said, “to all the citizens of Louisiana who have become so vocal on this issue and so involved in the process - stay involved. There is a lot more to do. Don’t tune out or stop paying attention to the political process now. This government belongs to you; it is your business. I’m going to need your help.”
You got it backwards Governor - the people are going to need your help.